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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,967
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 439
Gots: 346 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.
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From bottle into FFF Teku.

Patient pour yields virtully no head but lacing sticks to the side of the glass quite nicely.

Copper/orange colors.

Big funky nose. Sour apples. Actually smells like apple sauce in my opinion. Love this nose.

Tart but not extremely sour. Dry finish. I get a little more citrus than apple flavor. Really dry. Light mouthfeel, decent carbonation.

It's good and easily drinkable but I think I was hoping for a bit more. Still, for the price point and definite lack of attainable sours in the Midwest, I'd pick this up again.

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Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A- Pours a bright medium amber with medium-heavy clarity. Medium level head that dissipates quickly. Looks like an IPA!

S- Mmm...sour funk, slight yeast, Granny Smith apple, slight floral notes

T- Similar to aroma, not too tart, very drinkable.

M- Medium light in the mouth, sourness stays but not to an extreme degree.

O- Great beer this one is, not too sour or funky and the hops are faint enough not to clash. This replaces La Folie as the best New Belgium beer I've had. For a place that does a lot of middle of the road stuff, this shows they can really deliver when they want to.

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Bomber to a snifter

Pours a hazy orange gold (40%) with a finger of foam thats died down to a finger of foam. Strong carbonation stems from the center of the glass, pretty nice lacing as I swirl the glass, legs to boot. Not too bad looking

Smells of sweetened tart citrus- mango, peach, tangerine, lemon. All smell sweet with a hint of tartness and neutralize each other out, very unique. Earthy oak and some Belgian funk along with a sweet malt, all come together well. Earthy fruits really shine on this

Taste is much more tart than the nose, sour tangerine mango followed by acidic vinegar and a nice blast of creamy funk. A little bit of sweetness gets drown out on the finish, maybe just a touch of alcohol at the end.

Feel is moderate/high sourness, enough to really make my face pucker the first few sips, but I'm slowly getting used to it, a little more quickly than I'd like. Very smooth and creamy finish with the yeasty funk, goes down way too easy. Leaves a nice slick patch on the side of my tongue and the top salivating for more. easily the best part

Overall not bad, interesting to see hops successfully fused with a sour. I might pick up another before they sell out

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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,967 ratings.